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Lake Kournas, Argyroupolis Village & Georgioupolis beach

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Trip highlights

Rethymno Tour bus interior
Enjoy a ride in an air-conditioned bus with engaging stories from our expert guide.
Panoramic photo of Lake Kournas in Crete Safari2
Experience swimming, pedal boating, or relaxing at Crete's only freshwater lake, Lake Kournas.
Argyroupolis Waterfalls Safari2
Discover Argyroupolis' natural springs, waterfalls, and rich history in a serene setting.
Georgioupoli Rethymno Beach
Relax or dine at Georgioupolis Beach, enjoying its sandy shores and Aegean Sea views.
Kourtaliotis Gorge Rethymno Safari2
Immerse yourself in Crete's heritage and natural beauty, from Lake Kournas to Georgioupolis, in one day.

Overview

A captivating journey to some of Crete's most picturesque destinations, where natural beauty and traditional Greek life blend seamlessly. Our tour promises an unforgettable exploration of Lake Kournas, Argyroupolis Village, and the charming seaside village of Georgioupolis, each offering its unique allure and a glimpse into the heart of Crete.

Argyroupolis Village

Argyroupolis Village is a hidden gem in the Rethymno region, renowned for its rich history and natural springs. This ancient village, built on the site of the ancient city of Lappa, is a mosaic of Roman ruins, Byzantine churches, and Venetian architecture. The true magic of Argyroupolis lies in its lush surroundings, where waterfalls and verdant vegetation create a cool oasis, ideal for escaping the Cretan heat. The village's springs feed into small rivers and waterfalls, powering old mills and nurturing the local flora, making it a perfect stop for history buffs and nature enthusiasts alike.

Lake Kournas

Lake Kournas is Crete's only freshwater lake, is nestled amidst lush hills, offering a tranquil escape with its crystal-clear waters and serene environment. Visitors can enjoy leisurely boat rides, paddleboarding, or simply bask in the sun along the sandy shores. The lake's vibrant ecosystem, including rare bird species and turtles, makes it a nature lover's paradise. Surrounded by cafes and tavernas, Lake Kournas provides a perfect setting for enjoying local delicacies while admiring the panoramic views.

Georgioupolis

The tour concludes in Georgioupolis, a delightful seaside village that boasts one of Crete's longest beaches. With its fine sand and shallow waters, it's an ideal spot for families and sun-seekers. The village square, with its eucalyptus trees and traditional cafes, invites visitors to relax and soak in the local atmosphere. Not to be missed is the picturesque chapel of Agios Nikolaos, set on a jetty, offering stunning views of the Aegean Sea. Georgioupolis seamlessly combines the charm of Cretan village life with the beauty of the island's coast, providing a peaceful end to our journey through Crete's enchanting landscapes. Book directly through our website. Best rates online!
Duration of trip
7 -8 hours The trip duration varies depending on the location of your hotel.
Mobile ticketing
Simply present your digital voucher to either the guide or the driver, and they will be ready to assist you accordingly.
Pickup - Available
Pick-up and drop-off service are both included in the price of your booking. Our pick-up service covers different points, including hotels and bus stops from the areas of Rethymno, Skaleta, Sfakaki, Adelianos Kampos, Panormos, Bali, Kavros & Georgioupolis. After making your booking, we will reach out to inform you about the specific location and time for the pick-up that is convenient for your accommodation.
Free cancellation
Free cancellation 48 hours prior departure.
Covid 19 requirements
Currently, there are no specific requirements for participating. However, if the government's COVID regulations mandate any specific requirements, we will contact you to inform you accordingly.

Tour schedule

9:00 - 09:30am

Morning Pick-up:

Participants will be collected from designated pick-up points within the specified time frame. The exact pick-up time will be determined based on the location of your accommodation.

Argyroupolis Village Exploration - for 1 hour

Explore the rich heritage of Argyroupolis, where ancient ruins blend with natural springs and waterfalls. Enjoy a guided tour of the Roman and Byzantine relics, and relax by the refreshing waterfalls. A traditional Cretan lunch in one of the village tavernas offers a taste of local cuisine amidst the cool, verdant landscape.

Lake Kournas Visit - for 1 hour

Arrive at Crete's only freshwater lake, nestled amidst the island's lush landscapes. Here, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely walk around the lake, partake in paddle boating, or simply soak up the serene atmosphere and stunning views. Don't forget to try some local snacks at the lakeside cafes.

Georgioupolis Seaside Village - free time for 3 hours:

Spend the afternoon at one of Crete's longest beaches, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, or enjoying water sports. Wander through the village's square, visit the iconic chapel of Agios Nikolaos on the jetty, and enjoy a coffee or ice cream at a beachfront cafe. (Free time for exploration and relaxation at the beach, and to enjoy lunch.)

16:30 - 17:00

Evening Drop-off

Upon the conclusion of the tour, participants will board the buses and head back to their respective points, where they were originally picked up in the morning. The duration of the return journey to each hotel may vary depending on traffic conditions and the individual pick-up locations for each participant.

Extra information

Included
  • Morning pick-up and drop-off
  • Travel in comfort aboard our air-conditioned bus
  • ​P​rofessional trained driver
  • ​Experienced tour guide to provide insightful information
  • Taxes and legal fees
Not Included
  • Lunch or snacks
  • Umbrellas, sunbeds
  • Water Sport activities at Georgioupolis beach or at the Lake (optional)
What to bring
  • Hat / Sunglasses / Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit / Beach Towel
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera or smartphone to take pictures
Know before you go

Georgioupolis

  • Georgioupolis Beach is known for its shallow waters near the shore, making it a safe and enjoyable swimming spot for families with children.
  • Stretching over 10 kilometers, the beach is well-equipped with amenities, including sun loungers, umbrellas for rent, and beach bars offering refreshments and snacks, enhancing your beach day experience.
  • Georgioupolis Beach offers a variety of water sports activities, such as paddleboarding, and kayaking, and easy access to additional amenities, including restaurants, cafes, and shops.

Lake Kournas

The lake provides activities for all ages. Expect opportunities for pedal boating, canoeing, and swimming in the calm waters. The lakeside is dotted with cafes and tavernas where visitors can enjoy local Cretan cuisine while taking in the breathtaking views, ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable day out (with extra charge)

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